- I. Guatemala: 'Three generations of women fighting poverty'(2007)
- II. Peru: 'Asháninka Woman, the essence of the family in the jungle' (2010)
- III. Africa: Women in Africa, the engine of social change (in progress)
When women have education, rights of property and freedom to work outside the home and earn an independent income, the welfare of the entire family improves. The countries that reported most progress towards development are those with most investment in the education of women. The work of Fundación del Valle is to bring the reality of this group to the attention of public opinion with the aim of achieving further development and improving their opportunities.
Three documentaries form the backbone of the strategy of raising awareness with respect to the issues surrounding women:
This project addresses the issue of the feminization of poverty from the perspective of three generations of Guatemalan women: grandmother, mother and daughter. It shows the generational, cultural and historical-political differences between them, in terms of access to and take-up of opportunities. Through their testimony we find out what their expectations are and what difficulties they face in ensuring a better future for coming generations.
Financing: Comunidad de Madrid.
Taking us on a journey to the centre of the Peruvian Amazon, home to the indigenous community of the Asháninka, this documentary presents the Asháninka woman. The images of the film, marked by an enigmatic beauty and extraordinary vitality, show us how inequality and lack of freedom put the women of this community in jeopardy. The recognition of their rights is the ultimate goal, and to achieve this goal, the population must be made aware of the reality of their situation.
Financing: Generalitat Valenciana
The third documentary that concludes the trilogy of documentaries on the lives of Women is in the process of being completed. The aim of this film is to show the viewer the strength of African women and the vigour of their spirit. Fundación del Valle has been engaged in many projects on the African continent, in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Cameroon and Ivory Coast, and we are keen to share the images, experiences and personal testimonies that we have brought back from these places.